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RATINGS: 2020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Midas Touch Golden Elixir is a beverage based on the residue found on the drinking vessels in King Midas’ tomb. Our recipe highlights the known ingredients of barley, white Muscat grapes, honey and saffron. Somehwere between a beer, wine and mead, this smooth, dry ale will please with Chardonnay or I.P.A. drinker alike.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
Malt, yeast, citrus aromas, opague golden/amber, small, firm, vanilla custard head, yards of lace. Flavours are yeast, malt, pear and grapefruit. Completely balanced, fabulous mouthfeel. Ambrosia, thy name is Midas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Looks a bit like apple juice. The head clears out almost immediately. Very tasty, though. Kind of reminds me a bit of those juice twisters with apple and white grape. Slight yeasty taste on the back of my tongue. Pretty good. I wouldn't have expected anything less from d.f.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Inspired by ancient residue? Who cares. This is another DFH winner. Deep amber under a fleeting off-white head. Aroma was fruity and sweet and spicy. The flavor was a delicious blend of sweet and spicy and fruity. DFH pushes the envelop and does so successfully. This is a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2004 Hazy gold color with smallish head. Taste is light and smooth with the described Muscat grapes and honey. I couldn't taste the saffron anywhere. How isn't this a Fruit beer? Oh yeah, DaSilky pissed his pants last night at O'Briens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 19, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Clear copper with no head or bubbles. Weaker smell, sweet honey, faint citrus, light melon. Taste is full and sweet honey, raisins, warm corn ending, syrupy. Smooth on tongue, a little carbonation on throat. Sampled on draught at DFH pub in Falls Church, VA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwhalen (14) - Champaign, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Oh, Baby. As with most Dogfish it's complex and strong flavored. Very sweet flavor. The honey and saffron add nicely to the complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
I was quite surprised with how much I liked this beer. It is really cool the Dogfish Head decided to try something like this. To think that a beverage similar to this was drunk some 2700 years ago is extraordinary. Anyway, it pours a vibrant orange/gold color with a large but quickly dimishing head. Looks like very thin honey in the glass. The aroma is honey and grapes. Very wine-like. The honey flavor is noticeable but not overpowering in any way. Super dry finish. I'm not sure how to categorize this drink but I really enjoyed it. Strange but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Yellow color with medium white head.Aroma is sweet and somewhat smells like a wheat beer.Sweet flavor and easy to drink.Honey flavor is noticed more as I drink it.A different ale for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Nice clear deep yellow color with white head. Sweet candi-like aroma. Malty sweet candi-like flavor. This would easily pass of a nice dessert wine. Interesting and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2004
slightly hazy deep gold, white head. slightly yeast almost belgian like aroma. not a lot of muscat or saffron, but an interesting taste with some honey, vanilla and marshmallowy notes. not bad a t all, but not what I expected.

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